Dr. Sandeep Keshava Rao
Dr. Sandeep Keshava Rao
Financial and Operational Performance Group
DCU Business School
MSc Finance Course Chair / Associate Professor of Finance
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Dr Sandeep Rao is an Associate Professor of Finance at DCU Business School and is currently the Programme Chair of the MSc in Finance. He holds a PhD in Accounting and Finance from the triple-accredited University of Strathclyde with a UK Commonwealth Scholarship. In addition, he earned an MSc in International Securities and Investment Banking from the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, UK, and an
MBA from Visveswaraiah Technological University, India.
Dr Rao teaches Corporate Finance and Sustainable Finance at the DCU Business School and is a regular invited lecturer at various top B-Schools, such as KEDGE (France), University of Birmingham (UK-Singapore), DHBW (Germany) and Indiana University of Pennsylvania (PES-IUP, India), among others. He researches in the area of Corporate Finance and Sustainable Finance with particular emphasis on Climate Change. He has published in the top ABS-ranked journals, including the Journal of Corporate Finance, The British Journal of
Management, Annals of Operations Research, Economics Letters, Energy Economics, and Research in International Business and Finance. He also reviews articles for top-tier ABDC-ranked journals. Additionally, he is the Associate Editor of ABS-ranked journals: the Review of Accounting and Finance, Journal of Sustainable Finance and Investments, and Journal of Risk Finance.
Other than being a member of several international research centres that include the Sustainable Financial Innovation Centre (SFiC, UK), The Centre for Research on Economic Relations (CER, Sweden), the DCU Climate and Society, the National Centre for Family Business (NFCB), Anti-corruption Research Centre and the Ireland India Institute at DCU, Dr Rao is also a member of the American Finance Association (AFA),
Financial Management Association (FMA) and The Indian Econometric Society (TIES). Before entering into a full-time academic career, Dr Rao was the founder and CEO of two technology companies in India. Under his leadership, the companies provided several IT solutions, including PLM, ERP, fuel management systems and RFID technology integration into social media branding. He also was an award-winning
market analyst at Thomson Reuters in the mergers and acquisitions department and was a sub-broker of the stock broking firm Motilal Oswal Securities Ltd in India.
Dr Rao is actively seeking potential PhD candidates to pursue their research in Climate Finance, Sustainable Finance, or Corporate Finance at Dublin City University.
Please get in touch with him via his email ID sandeep.
Research interest: Corporate Finance, Sustainable Finance, Climate finance.
Google scholar: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=d2gPN7IAAAAJ&hl=en
Personal website : https://www.sandeepkrao.com/
Geopolitical risk and M&A: The role of national governance institutions (EconomicsLetters, 2023) ABS3
Does the substitution effect lead to feedback effect linkage between ethanol, crude oil, and soft agricultural commodities? (Energy Economics, 2023) ABS3
Mandatory Corporate Social Responsibility and Foreign Institutional Investor Preferences
Journal of Corporate Finance, (2022) (with Roy, P., Marshall, A., & Thapa, C.)
The Market for Corporate Control and Risk-taking: Evidence from Global M&A Laws
British Journal of Management, (2022) (with Farag, H., Marshall, A., & Koirala, S.) https://doi.org/10/1111/1467-8551.12625
Mandatory CSR Expenditure and Stock Market Liquidity
Journal of Corporate Finance, (2022) (with Roy, P., & Zhu, M)
When Rain Matters! Investments and Value Relevance
Journal of Corporate Finance, (2022) (with Koirala, S., Thapa, C., & Nupane, S.)
Past, Present, and Future of Sustainable Finance: Insights from Big data Analytics through Machine Learning of Scholarly Research
Annals of Operations Research, (2022) (with Kumar, S., Sharma, D., Lim, WM., & Mangla, S.)
Access to Internal Capital, Creditor Rights and Corporate Borrowing: Does Group Affiliation Matter?
Journal of Corporate Finance, (2020) (with Thapa, C., Farag, H., & Koirala, S.)